The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

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Part IV of "The Last Lecture" is entitled "Enabling the Dreams of Others", which is something Randy Pausch clearly took great pride in doing. Why do you think this was so important to him? Who do you think Randy would say most enabled his dreams and why? In what ways does one enable the dreams of others? Is this a commonality or rarity in society today and why?

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Randy Pausch was a university professor, meaning that his job entailed helping others to achieve their aspirations. In The Last Lecture, it is clear that this was always a vital aspect of his vocation. However, when he discovered that he only had a short time to live, enabling the dreams of others became doubly important, since his own dreams were no longer achievable in the long term.

Pausch talks at some length about his relationship with his wife, Jai, whom he...

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